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Sermon #5251

The God of the Bible

A Sermon on Psalm 107:32-43


Psalms 107:32-43 ESV KJV
Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into thirsty ground, a fruitful land into a salty waste, because of the evil of its inhabitants. He turns a desert into …

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Sermon Description

The most important thing about life is not what one does, but who they know. In this sermon on Psalm 107:32–43 titled “The God of the Bible,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches about the psalmist confessing that God has the power to both save and to judge. The glorious truth of the gospel is that God has sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save it. Vile sinners are called to flee sin and come to Jesus so that they might be children of God, perfect and holy in Christ Jesus. Knowing Jesus is what saves His people, not their works or deeds. The most important question is whether one knows Jesus. To reject Jesus is to be damned before God in the final day of judgment. Dr. Lloyd-Jones pleads with sinners to forsake their sin and to come to the merciful arms of Jesus. Flee from hatred and strife and come to God who is loving and long suffering, not desiring that any should perish. It is only by believing in Jesus Christ that anyone can be saved and made holy before God.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. We are all in this life and world only once, so we must make the most of it.
  2. The Bible is God's book of life, meant to teach us how to live.
  3. The most important thing is our relationship with God. Nothing else matters in comparison.
  4. We must know the truth about God, as revealed in the Bible. This is the most urgent and important thing.
  5. God is righteous, just, holy, and pure light. He judges wickedness and sin.
  6. God is all-powerful. He created and sustains everything. Nothing is too hard for Him.
  7. God pours contempt on princes and rulers who do not acknowledge Him. There is no respect of persons with God.
  8. God will judge the world and every individual. Judgment is certain.
  9. Though judgment is sure, God is also loving and kind. He offers salvation through faith in Christ.
  10. No one will understand God's lovingkindness until they understand His holiness and judgment.
  11. We must know God and our relationship to Him. This determines our life now and eternity.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.